SERVERLESS

BEYOND THE BUZZWORD

What can Serverless architecture do for you?

By Thomas Smart

Unlock the information you need to make an informed decision about adopting Serverless as part of your cloud strategy.


This book is for anyone interested in Serverless, regardless of their technical level. I share strategic insights for entrepreneurs and executives, planning and team insights for project managers, and technical insights for architects and team leads to improve their cloud-native applications. The intent is to provide an understanding of the strategic impact Serverless architecture can have on businesses and projects.
This book is not a Serverless development guide. Because of the sheer number of programming languages and the rapid pace of change in this area, the internet is your best source of information on developing Serverless.

This Book Will Be Useful For

Your technical people have been talking about Serverless for some time. You are interested but want to make sure it's the right strategic choice for your business or project.

Tasked with digital transformation and accountable for the budget, you are looking for a technology strategy that will give you an unfair advantage. Development and operational cost estimates need to be accurate and dependable.

You are looking for a technology solution for your platform that enables you to be cost-effective, ideally with an operational cost that is relative to the number of users and revenue stream. The technology needs to be flexible so you can rapidly prototype and iterate as new ideas and pivots appear.

You are interested in Serverless and think it might be the right technical choice but want to understand the broader implications, opportunities and risks to help pitch it to your stakeholders. You are also looking for ways to explain the technical benefits in a non-technical way to help stakeholders and decisionmakers understand what Serverless can do for the project and users.

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What Is Serverless?

What Will You Learn


This book will help you understand what people mean when they are talking about โ€˜Serverlessโ€™.
I want to share the facts and background of Serverless to help you decide for yourself if it is a technology fad or a technology evolution. Youโ€™ll be able to determine if itโ€™s relevant to you, your career and your business, and what impact it might have if you were to start using it in your projects. Understand the relationship between Serverless, cloud-native and microservices and how Serverless can improve not only cloud applications, but business models, productivity and other business strategies.

  • WHAT IS SERVERLESS: What are people so excited about and what technology evolutions have lead to Serverless being available?
  • WHY SERVERLESS: What are the benefits and challenges of serverless and why is an important evolution in cloud technology?
  • HOW TO SERVERLESS: Where do you go from here, how to find the right people and start using Serverless in your projects?

Chapters

Introduces Serverless and its, history, challenges and benefits with simple high-level explanations and examples. This chapter also discusses how cloud-native and microservices are related to Serverless to provide a wider understanding of the cloud.

Impact of Serverless on finance within an organisation. It answers question such as: How are business models, estimates and budgets evolving with Serverless?

Delve deeper into the strategic impact of Serverless on security within an organisation. It answers question such as: How does Serverless impact security and GDPR or similar privacy regulations?

The most important asset of an organisation is its people. This section answers questions such as:
Where do I find and how do I assess the right talent for a Serverless team?
How can we be more agile and fast-paced in our digital projects?

We explore DevOps concepts and how Serverless can be automated at a project and a business level to optimise cloud development and deployment. How can Serverless make life easier for application teams and greatly increase productivity?

In this chapter we look at architecture patterns, some of the top cloud services for Serverless projects. While this chapter does get more technical, it is certainly worth looking at to better understand what the technical teams are talking about and to help get them started with best practices.

This chapter looks at a number of real-world uses for Serverless that I have implemented in actual projects. You will learn some practical design patterns and approaches to common problems.

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About The Author

Thomas Smart has been actively involved with digital projects since 2002 and with cloud since 2010. His experience crosses many sectors and types and sizes of business โ€“ all of which give him a wealth of experience and knowledge to draw upon as part of his consulting services.

His passion for Serverless comes from his focus on innovation, rapid prototyping and designing solutions that are as cost-effective as possible. Serverless, as you will see in this book, is very suitable for all these goals.


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